VIDEO: Utrecht 'keeper KO'ed after crashing head-first to the ground

Robbin Ruiter endured an afternoon to forget on Sunday, as he was knocked out cold and his side conceded two stoppage-time goals to Feyenoord

It is fair to assume that Utrecht goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter has enjoyed better Sunday afternoons than the one just gone.

Lining up against table-topping Feyenoord in an Eredivisie encounter, everything was going to plan for the home side at Stadion Galgenwaard until the 69th minute.

Then, as a ball was deflected into the box from the right flank, the contest soured for Utrecht and their first choice shot-stopper.

Ruiter was quick off his line to spot the danger, but ran into traffic and ended up being flipped onto the turf head-first.

The 29-year-old was knocked out cold and forced to leave the field on a stretcher, with his neck in a brace.

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Utrecht must have hoped that would be as bad as things got, as they watched their keeper rushed off to hospital.

There were, however, to be plenty more twists in the tale.

Sebastien Haller netted six minutes from the end to increase their lead to 3-1 on the day, but the stoppage-time accrued on the back of Ruiter’s unfortunate injury would come back to haunt Erik ten Hag’s side.

Danish forward Nicolai Jorgensen – the man seen trying to snatch a goal amid the melee in the video above – pulled one back for Feyenoord in the final minute of normal time, giving them hope.

Then, in the 99th-minute, parity was restored as Michiel Kramer nodded home from close range.